Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 500
Estimate $ 800 - $ 1,200

Lengthy letter of Torah thoughts sent by Rabbi Avraham Ever Shabtai Weidling of Sanz to Rabbi Moshe Sofer. The letter is comprised of four full pages. Rabbi Moshe Sofer wrote his response and comments in the margins of the pages by hand, with his signature. His writings are very rare.

Rabbi Moshe Sofer [1885-1944], grandson of the Chatam Sofer, was born to Rabbi Shimon Sofer of Erlau, who was the son of the Ktav Sofer. He became renowned as a prodigy in his youth, but did not want to serve as a rabbi. He lived for dozens of years in Erlau with his father, author of Hitorerut Teshuvah, and served as an adjudicator and Av Beit Din. He was killed in the Holocaust along with his father, his wife, and his four daughters. His son is Rabbi Yochanan Sofer of Erlau-Jerusalem. Most of his writings were lost in the Holocaust. His son Rabbi Yochanan published some of his responsa in Shu"t Yad Sofer. The sender, Rabbi Avraham Ever Shabtai Weidling of Sanz, is mentioned in Shu"t Yad Sofer (siman 62).

[4] 40, 23x29 cm. Fine condition. Aging stains and tears without lack.

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